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The Ranch Journal

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A Million Reasons To Sell At Esencia.

To date, all 12 of our neighborhood builders have shared over $900,000 with real estate professionals for home sales at Esencia—and that’s just the beginning. There are a variety of homesites in distinctive neighborhoods for sale, including quick move-in homes, single-level homes for Gavilán™ 55+ clients, and homes with panoramic views to the coast, with a variety of sizes, floorplans, and…
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Gavilán™ Neighborhood Spotlight: Avocet

Avocet features 2-3 bedroom, 2-3 bathroom, courtyard-style homes in Adobe Ranch, Ranch, and California Bungalow architectural styles. And once inside, you’ll enjoy the open, airy feel of the floorplans. Your kitchen, dining area, and great room flow together with a standard covered outdoor area we call the Ranch Room.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Cirrus by Meritage Homes

For a beautiful blend of sophisticated style and rustic allure, check out the Cirrus neighborhood. Offered in a variety of fresh and contemporary architectural styles, these homes complement the land’s natural color palette and relaxed outdoor vibe.
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The Fluid Nature of Esencia Style

The architectural style and details of Esencia draw upon the natural terrain of the surrounding landscape—including the creekbeds, rivers, and ocean nearby. There is power and grace. Fluidity. In the home, water brings calming relaxation to your space. Fountains, drawn baths, a cleansing splash on your skin, for instance.
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Gavilán™ Neighborhood Spotlight: Alondra

The joy of relaxed living. The well-dressed architectural detailing. The freedom to enjoy activities, just a short walk away. This is Alondra by Shea Homes, a collection of 2-3 bedroom, 2.5-3 bath homes in Gavilan™, our 55+ neighborhood. Three single-family detached home plans offer a spacious Great Room flowing into the kitchen and dining area, 2-car garage, and outdoor living space—along with…
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Aria by TRI Pointe Homes: Where Rustic Ranch Living Meets Contemporary Beauty

Modern living among the rolling hillsides of a historic ranch—that’s what the thoughtfully designed homes at Aria offer. With its intimate living space and proximity to major amenities, Aria is a good choice for an active, low-maintenance lifestyle.
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Aurora by William Lyon Homes: Americana Meets Modern Living

Aurora presents new 2-3 bedroom townhomes in an elevated location surrounded by Esencia’s backcountry and coastal views. Five modern, roomy designs offer comfortable interiors and a host of beautiful amenities.
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Esencia Style

Esencia design character springs from two sources – its elevated, hillside setting, refreshed by nearby coastal breezes; and its agrarian history which today consists of acres of lemon and avocado orchards, along with our own community farm. Together, they both suggest a light, airy farmhouse-inspired approach to both architecture and décor, interpreted for Southern California and adapted for…
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Heirloom Neighborhood Grand Opening: November 14th

The Grand Opening of Heirloom is just around the corner, and this calls for a celebration. You’re invited to join us and enjoy herbed heirloom popcorn, live music, farm-fresh catered cuisine and Esencia tote bags. We will also be handing out Canyon Coffee certificates, so you won’t want to miss this exciting event. The neighborhood of Heirloom offers homes that embody California’s rich tradition…
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How-To Guide: Esencia Grand Opening

As the big day nears, we’re excited to share our guide to getting the most out of Esencia’s Grand Opening. Guests will get a first official look at our newest village on The Ranch. With more than 40 different model homes, you can let your imaginations soar as you tour each one, and discover what living on The Ranch is all about. Join us Sunday, September 20th to discover elevated living.
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Introducing Esencia: Opening Fall 2015!

Good news! While our Gavilán and Sendero homeowners are enjoying life on The Ranch, we’ve been hard at work planning Rancho Mission Viejo’s newest hilltop village. We’re thrilled to introduce to you: Esencia!
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Why You Should Get Pre-Qualified Today

You’re looking for the home of your dreams, but are you looking in the right price range? It’s not always a question you can answer yourself, but that’s where getting pre-qualified or pre-approved comes in. Getting pre-qualified is the first step in the home buying process, and if you haven’t done it yet, here’s what you need to know. Pre-qualified vs. Pre-approved Both are smart choices and are…
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